Rachel enters a dressing room where she finds Shelby stirring some milk into her coffee. Rachel congratulates Shelby, and then tells her that New Directions actually beat Vocal Adrenaline, because her soulless automatons have no heart. In fact, Rachel thinks that V.A.'s best days are behind it, and that Shelby should come to McKinley and coach New Directions along with Will. I'd wonder what makes Rachel thinks she has the ability to hire teachers for her high school, but it's too easy to believe there's some missing scene in which Rachel tricked Figgins into giving her that power with some scheme involving, oh, let's say, a lost kitten and a Radio Flyer wagon. But it doesn't matter whether Rachel does or does not have hiring authority -- Shelby turns her down. Not to stay with V.A., but because she's leaving the glamorous world of show choir behind her to focus on having a family. Just not, you know, a family with Rachel. That's gotta sting. Shelby: "I missed out on my chance with you, and it kills me. I can't let that happen again." Before Rachel flounces out of the room, Shelby asks where the other McKinley kids have gone off to, and Rachel tells her that they're at the hospital, where Quinn had a beautiful baby girl in the five minutes it took V.A. to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.
Judges' room. Sue walks into the door and greets her fellow judges: "Newton-John? You're dead to me. Remington, Horsey, have a seat and listen to me. I don't care who comes in first, I don't care who places second, but I have a very strong opinion about who comes in third." Rod interrupts her to sing the praises of "Bohemian Rhapsody." "You know, I partied with Freddy Mercury back in the '70s. And I partied... hard, if you know what I mean. Back then, people weren't so obsessed with labels." ONJ, for her part, is offended that only one of the groups chose to honor her by singing one of her many, many hits. Which is why she thinks Aural Intensity should win. Horsey, a.k.a., Josh Groban, raises his hand. Sue, the dutiful teacher, calls on him. Groban: "Two questions. One, are you single? And two, how 'bout those New Directions?" Horsey liked their heart. ONJ thinks heart is overrated. Sue agrees. But ONJ can't stop there -- she slams New Direction's production values, asking if they're "a poor person's school?" Horsey praises Rachel. ONJ: "Brunettes have no place in show business." Sue starts to get a little defensive, pointing out that the N.D. performers are just kids. And then ONJ slams Sue's status as a celebrity. Rod agrees, likening Sue and the New Directions kids to "underachievers with delusions of grandeur." Horsey: "Daaagnabit! Now even I have to admit that I'm a little confused as to what Sue's doing in this room. Wasn't the theme tonight supposed to be 'Celebrity Judges'?" And then the judges vote.